The extremes of reward and terror are but illusions. In a poem, a student examines the nature of true balance.
Tag Archives | mindfulness
Wrong conceptions lie at the root of many of the problems we encounter in dealing with others. Here we examine how to use logic to counteract such thoughts.
The differences between Buddhist mindfulness and secular mindfulness practices. The four establishments of mindfulness and the misconceptions they dispel.
An inmate experiences many distractions in his attempt to meditate in prison. This is how he deals with them.
Teaching on the compatibility of dependent arising and emptiness.
Teaching on how everything depends on thought, and an explanation of the analogy of the rope and the snake that is often used to explain emptiness.
How to see ourselves as an illusion instead of buying into our usual distorted view of reality.
Teaching on extending the meditation on emptiness to things we own, and on the union of serenity and insight.
Reviewing the four-point analysis of the emptiness of the self and teaching on coarse and subtle selflessness.
Real freedom is an inner-state—freedom from afflicted mental states. When we are free from anger we have the freedom of choice in how we respond.